San Bruno residents who still feel the sting of the PG&E pipeline explosion will be interested in the latest information about pipeline welds.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that PG&E quietly informed the California Public Utilities Commission that incorrect record keeping led it to declare two pipelines safe when, in fact, they had deficient welds. The problems are in Millbrae and San Carlos.
Faulty welds are what caused the 2010 San Bruno explosion and inferno that killed 8 people, injured dozens, destroyed 38 homes and damaged more than 100 more.
Administrative law judges have summoned PG&E to appear at a Sept. 6 hearing to explain what went wrong. The company could be fined $50,000 for each rule violation.
The state PUC filing was made July 3.